Australia Part 2: Gold Coast

Thursday, June 09, 2011

As you know, I went to Australia for about 2 weeks & I recently came back to New York this past weekend. For part 1: Sydney, click here.
After visiting Sydney, we flew to Brisbane to meet with relatives. They live in Helensvale, which is part of the Gold Coast. The beach was absolutely gorgeous. The sand was just so clean. Although, compared to New York beaches, any other beach is much more preferred!

The sunrise was so majestic!
So we started our sightseeing. We went to a hand glider's cliff. We wanted to watch some people dive off the hill but it started to drizzle/rain so they started to pack up to leave.

Then we drove further out into the country to visit a rainforest. On the way, we stopped by a quaint little cafe, which seemed to be in the middle of nowhere. But there was this massive but super friendly dog there - it's head was about 5x my hands!

After, we finally reached the rainforest. We walked through a trail which led us to a waterfall and a cave. We wanted to spot some glow worms (apparently, they twinkle like stars), but unfortunately we didn't see any. However, the water & trees were pretty. It also started to thunderstorm while we were in it, but we were kept mostly dry from the canopy of trees. I'm not much of a nature person but that was an incredible experience.

The next day, we took a stroll along the Gold Coast beach & the Surfers Paradise boardwalk/plazas. We also walked to a nearby park & pond.



Next post -- Australia Part 3: Wildlife!

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41 comments :

caramellitsa said...

these photos are amazing!!stunning!

kisses <3

caramellitsa

AquĆ­ said...

wow, gorgeous photos! Australia looks amazing!

dimi said...

Lovely pics!! :)

Josie said...

Okay. I need to go to Australia IMMEDIATELY. It's gorgeous!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Madalena Soares said...

Amazing! Lucky you! :)

Krystal said...

that looks like SUCH an amazing adventure!

Susie Heymer said...

Amazing photos! All very beautiful! I love it!
Have a nice day!
Xoxo
Susie
www.myfashionview.com

Cafe Fashionista said...

Everything is so incredibly beautiful. What a fantastic vacation, Audrey! :)

Tara @ Haute Lunch said...

How fun! It's awesome that you have family living there! I really want to go back sometime!

Alyson said...

lucky! would LOVE to go there. Your bigfoot pic is hysterical.
Alyson -- www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Wow these photos are so beautiful! I especially love the second one! This part of Australia seems like paradise!

Dirt On The Rocks said...

oh my reading on your trip it gets better and better! im definitely enjoying all these fabulous pictures of the places you visited. it's so awesome. hopefully one day i can enjoy australia!

naomemandeflores said...

What a lovely place! I'd love to visit Australia someday!


Camila F.

Marissa said...

Amazing! I so wish I could go to Australia. xoxo Marissa

http://happiness-is-the-little-things.blogspot.com/

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Wow gorgeous pics, looks like a good time!

tywo said...

Beautiful photos!
I'm glad you had a great time!


LOVE!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

the photo that you took of the sunrise seriously looks like something from a magazine--and the waterfall looks great too. i'd love to be somewhere with a waterfall right about now.

Grace said...

It looks so cool; I'm loving seeing all of your photos! And the gold coast does look really golden in that photo at sunrise!

monica said...

more beautiful pictures!!! wow

Isabel said...

it looks gorgeous!

Gracey said...

Ahh so lucky! Looks like you had a great time :)

Haze said...

Your pictures are just amazing! The beach looks beautiful!

xxo
http://www.iamheizl.blogspot.com/

cryskay said...

i am SO insanely jealous! gorgeous photos. aussie is on my to go list. xx

Burning Skies said...

Lovely photos! I so wana go to Australia and your photos just proved how nice the place really is :)

Susu Paris Chic said...

That sea, that sea, that sea... Get the pic - I am totally lost in admiration!

Lee Oliveira said...

Ah the Gold Coast. I visit quite a few times each year as I have family there. I've been to a few of those places. I'm sure you loved it there.

Lee
x

Dilan Dilir said...

nice post:D

Couture Carrie said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos, darling!
Looks like an amazing trip!

xoxox,
CC

Kirstin Marie said...

Wow, what incredible photos!!! Australia looks to be so beautiful. I've always wanted to visit there.

Mordrian said...

I LOVE these pictures, i went to Australia a while back and it was so great. Hope your enjoying it! Cant wait till the wildlife post :)

x mordrian

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Ah, Australia from its best side. So picture-painterly capturing. Have a sweet weekend.xx

modanista junkie said...

You got great photos love!! It looks soooo amaaaazing!!!

xoxo,
Mel

drollgirl said...

waaaaah! you have captured it all so well! it looks so fab! i want to go!

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

love the pictures with the water/bridge :D And the second one! x

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Wow, the beach looks so amazing! Australia is where I always want to visit and I love the little cafe too! xxoxooo

the nyanzi report said...

beautiful pictures.

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

You are inspiring me to visit Australia. It sounds like you had a wonderful time!

xo Mary Jo

La Mode En Rose said...

cute photos! thank you for sharing!


kisses from La Mode En Rose = )

Izzah Beverly said...

aww. I miss Australia. Hope to go there again!. Anyways, my brother is going to Australia today, and I'm very pissed at him for not bringing me along. :(.

Fashion Tales.... said...

I've always wanted to live in Australia or New Zealand, I only have friends that reside there, but how fortunate you are dear! These are such beautiful photos, so glad you had a great time! -xxoo

Bionica said...

these pictures are beautiful
and that waterfall looks amazing =)

-Bionica

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